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The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Scientist Has Solved The Mystery Behind Brain Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s And Schizophrenia

Beth Stevens, being a very well-known brain researcher, may have thought of microglia as being much of an annoyance during her very first years of …

Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Consciousness

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

The Brain

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

Genetics

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Haruki Murakami

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental illness is largely caused by social crises such as unemployment or childhood abuse and too much money is spent researching genetic and biological factors, psychologists have warned.<p>Over the past decade funding bodies like the Medical Research Council(MRC) have spent hundreds of millions on …

Watch the First-Ever Video of a Star Exploding

For the first time, scientists have captured images of the big shockwave of an exploding star.<p>Data collected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, and …

Universe

Ice racing is the most thrilling, insane sport you've never heard of

Husband and wife photography team Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber discovered the sport while working on a project documenting the winter season in Minnesota. They spotted a makeshift, handmade sign that read "Ice Racing" on the side of the road, and knew they had to follow their curiosity.<p>Ackerman and …

French Alps

'The Great Reset': Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear

Investors have already labeled this period "The Great Reset." Why?<p>There wasn't a single IPO in January for the first time since September 2011.<br>• As the public market has slashed the value of tech companies like LinkedIn and Tableau almost in half, their private counterparts look oversize.<br>• The industry …

Venture Capital

Cascade of magnetic arches on sun

Take 15 seconds to watch glowing magnetic arches cascade across the solar surface, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.<p>A dark solar …

Astronomy

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning.<p>Before Einstein, mass — the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see — and energy were treated as separate entities. But in 1905, Einstein forever changed the way physicists view the universe.<p>Einstein's Special Theory of …

Physics

Light pillar over Colorado Rockies

Light pillar extending up from a lighted tourist attraction, hidden behind a ridge.<p>Joe Randall caught this image in North Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado. …

Colorado Rockies

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

LIGO

The gut bacteria from a 5,300-year-old iceman is helping to reveal clues on human migration

It took days for a recovery team to hack him out of the ice and haul him by helicopter and truck to a lab in Austria.<p>There, scientists determined the man had died 5,300 years ago.<p>Ötzi, as the man was nicknamed (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), has kept scientists very busy for the past 24 years. …

Anthropology

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How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and took weekly blood samples to analyze gene expression.<p>"We've never had this amount …

The Brain

Watch Chewie Interview a Rocket Scientist About Advanced Propulsion Systems

Certain aspects of the <i>Star Wars</i> universe (FTL travel, force magic) are clearly impossible. But some technologies, like extremely high-powered …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space Science

Is Multi-Millionfold Speedup Proof That Google Is Really Quantum Computing?

Controversial machine is 100,000,000x faster at certain problems<p>This week, Google announced a breakthrough that could prove its quantum computer is actually using quantum mechanics. When researchers gave the D-Wave 2X a carefully crafted test problem, the 1,000-qubit computer solved it 100,000,000 …

Anti-ageing dog trial could see pets live for an extra four years

Scientists have begun trialling the drug rapamycin on dogs to see if it could delay ageing and increase lifespan by up to four years<p>Experiencing the death of a family dog is a miserable rite of passage for children and adults alike, but now scientists are conducting trials to try and increase the …

400-Year-Old Hearts Had Same Diseases As Hearts Of Today

Archaeology could help us better understand common forms of heart disease<p>Health concerns for people in late 16th century France were a bit different than today. Most people lived in squalid conditions in which infectious diseases ran rampant; life was pretty difficult and short (by the mid-1700s, …

Archaeology

Chile beach becomes grave for 337 beached whales

One of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded discovered by observation flight over fjords in Chile's southern Patagonia region<p>The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever …

Woman says Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter

A mother in England is claiming a crippling allergy to Wi-Fi exacerbated by school routers compelled her 15-year-old daughter to end her life.<p>Jenny Fry committed suicide earlier this year, and her mother Debra says she left behind letters saying "she couldn't cope with her allergies from wifi …